What forms do intersectional human rights violations and multiple discrimination take and how could the United Nations’ human rights protection mechanisms better address these issues?
What are the corporate citizenship approaches of Swiss medium sized enterprises and large multinational corporations in their participation to the UN Global Compact?
To what extent can regional governance architectures of mountainous areas contribute to achieving the Millenium Development Goals in terms of integration of sustainable development principles and of reduction of biodiversity loss?
How can historical research data contribute to a better understanding of health services? How can this knowledge contribute to the development of sustainable health systems in developing countries?
What are the factors that lead states and transnational actors to choose between formal intergovernmental organisations, informal intergovernmental organisations and transnational governance networks to structure their interactions and govern global problems?
What can the EU’s Hotspot approach to migration tell us about the impact of infrastructure on migration management?
What are the barriers and opportunities for compost-based urban farming and gardening in Dschang, Cameroon and Lausanne, Switzerland?
What are the individual-level attitudes towards foreigners and how do they change over time towards immigration?
How can the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) effectively contribute to the integration of those left-behind by the declining social aid and create solidarity for these vulnerable groups?
What are the challenges of the gig economy in terms of social dialogue and workers’ protection?
How can social network analysis help in understanding resilience to global environmental changes in the isolated mountain and Arctic island communities?
To what extent can globalized economies offer increased opportunities to their populations in different socio-economic domains?
How does the role of lithium in the emerging energy regime challenge or reproduce unequal relations between producer and consumer regions, and can it pave the way for a sustainable and just energy transition?
What are the most important barriers to low-cost green technology diffusion across developing countries?
To what extend do information and communicaton technologies contribute to sustainable macroeconomic development? What is the influence of foreign investment?
How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?
To what extent do institutional reforms and participation mechanism increase the external stakeholder input in formal and informal governance arrangements?
What are the major factors shaping, preventing or enhancing human rights-based approaches in the world heritage system?
What are the effects of cross-border migration in the southwestern Amazon on the transmission of two neglected tropical diseases (American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Bartonellosis)?
What are the key norms in the treatment of migrant detainees and how can academics and practitioners measure the construction and adherence to these norms?
What are the biodiversity data needs of international organizations, governments, civil society and business?
Which types of international environmental cooperation are likely to have long-term prospects in democracies and which will not?
What are the linkages between climate change, economic growth and conflict?
To which degree and under which conditions do countries translate their international commitments regarding CC mitigation into their domestic policies (i.e. policy objectives and instruments)?
How can we improve international arrangements for pathogen- and benefit-sharing to ensure health security for all?
How can raising awareness, better prevention and treatment help individuals suffering from Noma, the “neglected disease”?